Take a look at this thread on Kitchens!!
And wow, it is like a house on fire!! Only a few days old, the heavy hitters of Kitchens Forum are all weighing in on what the new materials and look of the kitchen will be in the next decade.
I have to go to bed, it is getting past my bedtime, and I am only half through the thread. Take a look, I think you will be pleased, amused, astonished, enlightened.....all that an more.
I am having fun reading it, hope you enjoy it too.
Here is a link that might be useful: Kitchen finishes for the next decade.....